Scholarship Spotlight—February 2016

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay.

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Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years (50 recipients)

Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or a current postsecondary undergraduate student enrolled full-time in undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be majoring in (or planning to major in) a course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design or Business related programs of study.


Requirements: Electronic application. You may wish to gather the following information that will be necessary for the application:

  • A list of your work experience and involvement in school and community activities
  • Your transcript of grades (online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken)
  • Your parents/guardians’ financial information from their most recently filed tax return or your own financial information if an independent student.

Due Date: February 29, 2016 at 5:00pm EST.

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The Levin Firm Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be attending college or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

Requirements: In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

Teen drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes. While the reasons for this are varied, some observers believe that raising the minimum driving age would help address this issue, while others believe it would simply make the riskiest drivers on the road a little bit older. With whom do you agree and why?

Due Date: February 15, 2016

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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Eligibility: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2015. Applicant must be a legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Requirements: Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use.

Due Date: February 25, 2016

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AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school student who will be entering an accredited four-year college or university within 12 months of the deadline.

Requirements: Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Due Date: February 15, 2016

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